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Woman sets 5 apartment buildings on fire because she wanted to relieve stress

By Mason White 3:22 AM December 18, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly setting fire to apartment buildings because she wanted to relieve stress, police in Japan said.

Nerima police said that they have arrested 47-year-old Michie Yasoda, after being accused of setting washing machines on fire inside apartment buildings.

Yasoda was charged with 5 counts of arson.

According to the police investigation, on Wednesday night, Yasoda went into an apartment building and set a washing machine on fire on the first floor.

Yasoda used lighter to ignite tissue stuffed in a salad oil bottle.

Investigators believe that Yasoda, was behind four similar attacks. When questioned by police, Yasoda allegedly admitted to starting the fires, saying that she did so to relieve stress.

Despite the extensive property damage, there were no injuries as a result of the five blazes.